Sometimes a right policy results in a wrong result. Most of the time — including in the case of convicted murderer/diagnosed PTSD sufferer Christopher Garnier — we are better off focusing on the right policy rather than on the occasional unexpected, unhappy wrong result of that policy. When I was a young freelance journalist, I...
News 1. Quad C “China Communications Construction Company International Holding Ltd, or CCCCI, the overseas investment and financing arm of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), is poised to buy the Canadian construction company Aecon for $1.5 billion,” reports Mary Campbell: CCCC is, of course, “Quad C,” the company our port promoter Albert Barbusci says may build […]
How local news survives Earlier this week, Torstar and Postmedia announced a deal that will result in the closure of more than 30 community newspapers and the firing of 290 people, mostly journalists. Reports H.G. Watson for J-Source: Postmedia is acquiring 24 newspapers, among them Metro Ottawa and Metro Winnipeg. Of them, only one — […]
Morning File will be a bit briefer this morning, as I have to attend a conference early today. 1. Body Cameras Halifax police chief Jean-Michel Blais has recommended against a pilot program for body cameras. In the contentious community meeting in March, the chief indicated that he was against a number of initiatives adopted in […]